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Canada Flag Map Tutorial

Using QGIS (for map creation) and GIMP (for image editing), I created this flag map for Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories. Users with little or no GIS or graphic editing experience can complete this project by following this tutorial that I wrote. See it here.

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Walk Tucson

Tucson and the Southwest might not come to mind when you think about walkability. Sunbelt cities are famous for their devotion to the automobile. Consequently, an avid walker might balk at the idea of a walkable city in Southern Arizona. No doubt the choices are limited compared to the older, denser, more dynamic cities of the East Coast or Europe.

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Explore Canmore Five Ways

It often strikes me how different modes of travel affect my experience of a place. Walking down a street for the first time after having driven the same street countless times opens up an entirely new world. This is valuable to keep in mind when making travel plans, too. If you really want to experience a place fully, how you go is as important as where you go.

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Wells Gray Park: Waterfalls, Lakes and Mountains

British Columbia is graced with an abundance of natural beauty.Well-loved, oft-visited spots such as Whistler, Tofino and the Canadian Rockies need no introduction. But many other wonderful areas may have escaped your attention. One such place is Wells Gray Provincial Park; a land of calm lakes, undisturbed forests and majestic waterfalls.

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Beat the Crowds: Vancouver

Vancouver is a must-see place; one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver offers a host of well-known, world-class sites: Stanley Park, English Bay, Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Sunshine Coast all draw scores of enthusiastic visitors.

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Beat the Crowds: Banff

Banff National Park is a world-class destination with some of the planet’s most inspiring mountain scenery. Soaring peaks, shimmering lakes and abundant wildlife continually thrill visitors at Canada’s oldest national park. Conde Nast says about Banff, “in terms of jaw-dropping, life-changing scenery, it’s right up there with Yellowstone and Yosemite”.

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Making GIS Work for You

I enjoy helping newcomers to operate GIS tools like a pro. Making difficult GIS concepts intelligible to new users is a challenge that I am happy to accept. I created this tutorial to show users how to take publicly available GIS about seafloor depths to create statistics for 1/2 degree grid cells in a particular area of interest. Click here to view.

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Canada Flag Map

I have a strong analytical mind, but I relish the opportunity to express my creativity through GIS. Inspired by this map, I made this flag map for Canada, using the corresponding flag for each province/territory. I completed this project using QGIS for map edits and GIMP for image edits.

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Indigenous Subsistence Catch Map

I created this map as part of a research project at the University of British Columbia. Subsistence fishing is fishing done for daily survival rather than for export purposes. This map shows the total subsistence fishing catch for a selection of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) around the world.

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